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Full text of "Souvenir views of Alberta : the land of sunshine"

50UVLNIR VILW5 OF ALBLRTA 

THE LAND OF 5UN5H1NL 



Published for 

J. A. COC K BU R N 

Photographer 
CALGARY, ALBLRTA 



By THL JAML5 BAYNL CO., Grand Rapids, Mich., U. 5. A, 

Publishers of Illustrated Souvenirs of all principal points of 
interest in Canada and the United States 



ALBLRTA 



Alberta, or the Land of Sunshine is fast becoming a very important Province of the Dominion. Extending 
700 miles northward from the international boundary line, with an average width of 280 miles, and has an area of 
250,000 square miles, and the population is increasing by leaps and bounds. 

Possibly no Province of the Dominion has such varied wealth in resources and scenery. In the south we 
have the vast stretch of prairie country extending into the mountains, including the world wide famed summer 
resort at Banff, while the north is more rolling and wooded. 

Here is the home of the rancher, with his thousands of horses, cattle and sheep grazing upon its fertile 
plains. The tiller of the soil is here making Alberta famous for the production of winter wheat, while oats and 
barley are very prolific. 

In many portions of the Province the finest quality of soft and hard coal is being mined. 

The oil fields of Southern Alberta are pronounced as being of great productive value. 

The beet sugar industry is destined to become, as it has already become, of vast importance, while natural 
gas is being discovered in all parts of the Province. 

The things of former years have passed away. The old trading posts have become centers of commerce 
and manufacture; the solitary plain has become the home of the prosperous farmer; the war-whoop of the Indian 
has been changed into the whistle of the steam plow and the thresher. 

The waters abound with wild duck, the flowing streams with fish and the plains with prairie chicken for 
the sportsman. Altogether Alberta has a great future. 

Indian 5un Dance, Making a Brave. 5ee Illustration. 

It is nearly twenty years since the last brave was made. The object was the dedication of the brave's body 
to the sun, one of the highest objects of worship. The breast was prepared by Indian medicine men, after which 
small bone skewers were inserted through the breasts and fastened by sinew and cords to the rope which hung from 
the medicine pole, the center the sun dance or medicine lodge. When all was ready and orations made and 
prayers offered, the tom-toms were beaten by the medicine men and the wild chanting began, which increased in 
intensity, during which the young brave danced round and round the pole until, worked into a state of frenzy, he 
threw himself back, tearing his breast free from the rope, fell fainting to the ground where he was attended by the 
medicine men, who as soon as the brave recovered escorted him to the seat of honor. 




Sutfar Beet Field, Raymond District 



Raymond Mills Elevator 




Beet Sugar Factory 




Interior Sugar Factory, Raymond 




Views of Lithbridge 




Lithbridge Coal Mines 



Sample of Alberta Oat Crops, Lithbridge District 




Lithbridge District 



Court House, Macleod 




A Business Block, High River 



Merchants Bank, Lacombe 




Wheat Field, Central Alberta 




The High River District 



Woolen Mills. Medicine Hat 



Town Hall, Medicine Hat 




General View, Medicine Hat 




Sheep Ranch. 



Medicine Hat 



Cattle Ranch, Calgary District 




Cattle Roundup, Cochrane District 




Eighth Avenue. Looking West, Calgary 



Burns Block, Calgary 




Eighth Ave., Looking East, Calgary 




Methodist Church, Calgary 



Central School, Calgary P. Burn's Residence, Calgary 




McDotfall Block, Calgary Alexandra School, Wetaskiwin 



Cattle Ranch, Olds District 





Business Blocks, Red Deer 



An Annual Roundup of Horses, Alberta 



Jasper Avenue, Looking East, Edmonton 




Public School, Edmonton Alberta Hotel. Edmonton 




Edmonton from South of River 




Bank of Montreal, Edmonton 



Presbyterian Church 



Edmonton 




Cattle Ranches, Northern Alberta 




The Bow Valley, Banft 



Cascade Mountains from Sanitarium, Banff 




C. p. R. Hotel. Banff 




IVIount Rundle, Banft 




Buffalo National Park, Banff, Alberta 




Copyris-fit by J, A. Cockburn 



Indian Sun Dance — Making a Brave 



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